Sophia Kochalski

Sophia Kochalski
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries | IGB · Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes

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Publications (25)
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Abrupt environmental change, such as sudden shifts in temperature or salinity, can severely alter the functioning of marine ecosystems and cause dramatic impacts on the associated social systems. Resource users, who rely on ecosystem services provided by the ocean, are particularly vulnerable to such drastic events. Functioning social relationships...
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How scientists communicate can influence public viewpoints on invasive species. In the scientific literature , some invasion biologists adopt neutral language, while others use more loaded language, for example by emphasizing the devastating impacts of invasive species and outlining consequences for policy and practice. An evaluation of the use of...
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En todo el mundo, los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos, como las tormentas, las sequías y las inundaciones, son cada vez más fuertes y frecuentes. En su lucha por superar los impactos de estos desastres, los usuarios de los recursos naturales (pescadores, agricultores) dependen de los conocimientos y del apoyo que les llega tanto desde dentro como...
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Weltweit werden extreme Wetterereignisse wie Stürme, Dürren und Überschwemmungen immer stärker und treten häufiger auf. Bei der Bewältigung der Auswirkungen solcher Katastrophen sind die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer natürlicher Ressourcen (Fischer*innen, Landwirte und Landwirtinnen) auf Wissen und Unterstützung sowohl von innerhalb und als auch außerhalb...
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Around the globe, extreme weather events like storms, droughts and floods get stronger and hit more often. In their struggle to overcome the impacts of such disasters, natural resource users (fishers, farmers) depend on knowledge and support coming from both within and outside their communities. To answer the question ’how to cope with crises?’, we...
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Several coastal communities rely heavily on wild-caught fish for personal consumption and their livelihoods, thus being sensitive to the rapid global change affecting fish availability. However, in the last century, aquaculture has been increasingly adopted. To understand the uses and changes of wild-caught fish, we conducted 30 semi-structured int...
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Riverine biodiversity in Europe is under threat from a range of anthropogenic factors. Key to effective biodiversity conservation is the public's willingness to support restoration efforts. Based on value-belief-norm (VBN) theory and using a longitudinal survey design with n = 1,000 respondents per each of four countries (France, Germany, Norway, S...
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Background: As identified by scholars, even when communities co-habit the same natural environment, there may be visible differences due to cultural factors, and thus local knowledge on medicinal plants evolves along with the culture. This paper addresses the complexity of medicinal plant use across different social groups situated in the same natu...
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Abstract Understanding the complex interlinkages between humans and nature is crucial for developing strategies to effectively manage natural resources and to enhance resilience of social–ecological systems (SES). Network analysis bears great potential to advance such comprehension of SESs because it allows for identifying and analysing direct and...
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Stakeholders with shared interests in fish conservation often disagree about which specific conservation measures are appropriate, leading to conflicts with sometimes long-lasting and disruptive social and political effects. Managers are challenged to balance opposing stakeholders with their own mandates in a charged environment. Using the 2014 res...
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Stakeholders with shared interests in fish conservation often disagree about which specific conservation measures are appropriate, leading to conflicts with sometimes long‐lasting and disruptive social and political effects. Managers are challenged to balance opposing stakeholder preferences with their own mandates in a charged environment. Using t...
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Schutz, Erhaltung und Wiederansiedlung bedrohter Wanderfischarten wie Lachs (Salmo salar), Stör (Acipenser spp.), Aal (Anguilla anguilla) und Meerforelle (Salmo trutta) sind langwierige Verfahren, die enorme finanzielle Aufwendungen und ausgeprägtes politisches Verhandlungsvermögen erfordern. Denn Flüssen stellen nicht nur einen Lebensraum für aqua...
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Ecosystems and biodiversity produce benefits to society, but many of them are hard to quantify. For example, it is unclear whether European societies gain benefits from experiencing rivers that host high native biodiversity. Without such knowledge, monetary investments into ecologically oriented river management plans are difficult to justify. The...
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Schutz, Erhaltung und Wiederansiedlung bedrohterWanderfischarten wie Lachs (Salmo salar), Stör (Acipenser spp.), Aal (Anguilla anguilla) und Meerforelle (Salmo trutta) sind langwierige Verfahren, die enorme finanzielle Aufwendungen und ausgeprägtes politisches Verhandlungsvermögen erfordern. Denn Flüsse stellen nicht nur einen Lebensraum für aquati...
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Freshwater biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide. Public support for biodiversity conservation is shaped by people's values and their knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards the environmental domain. This study reports the results of the first multi‐national, representative survey of the general public´s perceptions of river fish biodiversit...
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D er Lachs in deutschen Gewässern, diese Vorstellung scheint in weiter Ferne zu liegen-oder in der Vergangenheit. War der Lachs früher in Deutschland heimisch, starb er hier in den 50er Jahren aus. Zwar gibt es zahlreiche Projekte und Initiativen, um ihn erneut anzusiedeln, doch wieder zu Hause ist der Lachs hierzulande noch nicht. Dennoch gilt er...
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In February and March 2017, a coastal El Niño caused extraordinary heavy rains and a rise in water temperatures along the coast of northern Peru. In this work, we document the impacts of this phenomenon on the artisanal fisheries and the scallop aquaculture sector, both of which represent important socio-economic activities for the province of Sech...
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Ecosystems and biodiversity produce benefits to society, but many of them are hard to quantify. For example, it is unclear whether European societies gain benefits from experiencing rivers that host high native biodiversity. Without such knowledge, monetary investments into ecologically oriented river management plans are difficult to justify. The...
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A network of young scientists demonstrated that they have a unique role to play in helping to protect endangered fish species. Specifically, they are involved in developing better production strategies for salmon, eels and sturgeons, under the umbrella of a European project called IMPRESS. To develop conservation solutions through innovative resear...
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Coastal and marine ecosystems across the globe are affected by multiple anthropogenic impacts altering ecosystem functioning at increasing speed. The degradation of the marine environment occurs from small to global scales and strongly impacts human populations who depend on coastal and marine ecosystems. The term social-ecological system (SES) has...

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The Urban algae project aims to study the ecological status of urban ponds and their ecosystem services together with the citizen´s perceptions. To this end, we will combine a sampling campaign during the summer 2018 in multiple locations across Europe with an online citizen survey questionnaire. With this set-up, we want to know what the public thinks about their ponds and if this is related to the ecological status of the relevant ponds. The second important goal of this initiative is to create an international collaborative network, encouraging young and early career scientists in Europe. This project provides an excellent chance to actively participate in an interdisciplinary project and meet other young researchers!
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Developing innovative strategies for the conservation of endangered and threatened fish species in Europe through improved production and conservation techniques.